Doing well on the SAT is not about learning a lot of content. In my last post, I examined the myth that learning some tricks, techniques or strategies can help someone get big increase in their SAT score. They can’t. Anyone who tells you otherwise is lying to you, and you should run the other way. If you really want to increase your SAT score in a significant way, there’s someone else you … [Read more...]
The Myth of Test Taking Tricks and Techniques
Doing well on the SAT is not about tricks and techniques. A couple of months ago, somebody contacted me about helping him study for the licensing exam to become a psychologist. I thought it was an odd request, because I coach high school students for the SAT and other college admissions tests. Psychology is one of those fields that everybody knows something about, but I didn’t think I could help … [Read more...]
Can Preparing for the SAT Really Help You Increase Your Score?
Yes. The combination of a motivated student and a highly skilled coach can produce dramatic results. There's been a lot of press recently that suggests that getting your child professional help to prepare for the SAT doesn't help all that much. The National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) released a study the other day entitled, "Preparation for College Admissions Exams." … [Read more...]
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